Tottenham England’s nucleus of exciting young stars return to club duty this weekend as the Premier League enters its final stretch.
Unfair perhaps on the likes of Jamie Vardy, but most of them will be chasing the title with Spurs as they visit Liverpool this afternoon.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side are five points off Leicester City, second only to them in terms of league position, as well as success stories this season.
The Argentine has been handed a boost in the shape of rock solid defender Toby Alderweireld, who has recovered from an illness that ruled him out of international duty with Belgium.
Harry Kane will lead the line as he battles with Daniel Sturridge to be considered England’s best out and out centre-forward.
For the home side, it has been a rocky ride since Jurgen Klopp took the reins in this reverse fixture back in October.
There have been some fantastic performances, mainly against Manchester City, mixed in with some thoroughly abject capitulations.
The Reds are unbeaten in the last six meetings between the two, though will have to hope to further that stellar record without the recently impeccable Roberto Firmino, who misses out with a hamstring problem.
England captain (a one off – granted – but so strange to actually say) James Milner is available once more after his suspension.
As Spurs chase the Foxes, here’s confirmation of the two starting XIs at Anfield this afternoon.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 2, 2016
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 2, 2016